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BACKGROUND Non-pharmacological therapies are recommended for the care of knee osteoarthritis patients. Unloader knee braces provide an interesting functional approach, which aims to modulate mechanical stress on the symptomatic joint compartment. We aimed to confirm the biomechanical effects and evaluate functional benefits of a new knee brace that combines(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate, in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, feasibility, safety, compliance and functional improvements of an eccentric (ECC) cycle training protocol personalized by the rate of perceived exertion (RPE; 9-11 Borg Scale), compared to concentric (CON) training at workload corresponding to the first ventilatory threshold. METHODS Thirty(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a leading cause of disability, which affects primarily the forefoot. Moreover, the forefoot is the final ground body interface for transmitting forces produced by the plantar flexors in order to move the body forward. Therefore, a dysfunction in patients with arthritis might induce important changes in gait, such as(More)
OBJECTIVES Kinematic gait analysis consisting of measuring gait parameters (stride length, gait speed, dynamic joint angles) is a potential outcome measure in osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED and the Cochrane database until January 2008 by(More)
Motor imagery is the ability to mentally simulate a movement without executing it. Previous investigations have reported a deterioration of this ability during complex arm movements in aged adults. In the present study, we aimed to extend these findings by investigating the temporal features of imagined precision gait in healthy elderly adults. Locomotion(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of three individualized exercise training prescriptions using either a percentage of maximal heart rate (HR), maximal 6-minute walk test (6MWT) HR, or maximal 200-metre fast walk test (200-mFWT) HR, on walking performance and exercise capacity in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. DESIGN Controlled clinical study. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of eccentric endurance training on exercise capacities in patients with coronary artery disease. DESIGN Randomized parallel group controlled study. SETTING Cardiac rehabilitation unit, Dijon University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS Fourteen patients with stable coronary artery disease after percutaneous coronary intervention.(More)
We assumed that the combination of dual-mobility total hip arthroplasty (THA) using the minimally-invasive Röttinger anterolateral approach could guarantee hip stability with faster functional recovery. We objectively analyzed functional improvement after dual-mobility THA by quantitative gait analysis. We compared the results achieved following two(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the kinematic adaptations of all lower limb joints in hip osteoarthritis patients during walking. METHODS Patients with unilateral primary hip OA, without associated joint disorders were included. Normal subjects were included as controls. Gait analysis, using a 3-dimensional computerised gait analysis system was used to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) to investigate the test-retest reliability of 3D gait analysis (3DGA) in hip Osteoarthritis (OA) patients; (2) to find the minimum number of gait trials needed to overcome intrinsic variability; (3) to check the accuracy of angles measured by the 3D system. DESIGN 23 Patients suffering from hip OA with no other major disease were recruited.(More)